Skip to comments.Karl Rove to Palin supporters: Stop whining about my criticism of her TLC show
Posted on 11/19/2010 8:06:52 AM PST by WebFocus
But … I thought they were friends. Well, acquaintances. Sort of:
She had spent most of her time [on election day] ensconced at the Fox television studios, though she managed to squeeze in a jog in Central Park which she promptly chronicled on Twitter: Beautiful! Also at the studios was her fellow Fox News contributor Karl Rove, who had recently questioned in a British newspaper whether Palins new reality TV series, Sarah Palins Alaska, made her appear Oval Office-worthy. The building was abuzz over what would ensue when the two would inevitably bump into each other. The moment came after Palin finished a segment with the anchor Bret Baier and saw Rove lingering stageside with Brit Hume, a Fox colleague, holding a well-marked copy of Alaska for Dummies a prop clearly intended to mollify Palin. She laughed, used her phones camera to take a picture of Rove with the book, traded brief hellos and then left the studio without mentioning Roves earlier comment.
The clip’s unclear, actually. At first it sounds like he’s telling her to man up and stop whining, but then, perhaps thinking better of that, he shifts his aim to her famously devoted supporters. Not the first time this week that a prominent Republican’s accused her of being thin-skinned, either. In the same NYT piece quoted above, Mary Matalin’s quoted as saying, “She gives as good as she gets. But I dont know her well enough to know if shes developed the thick skin you need to be endlessly resilient, the way Reagan could take things for decades and let them roll off his back.”
In fact, this isn’t even the first time this week that a Fox News commentator has thrown a few jabs at her vis-a-vis her show. I guess the 2012 primary season really, truly is upon us. Exit question: On a RINO scale of one to 10, with one being Jim DeMint and 10 being Lisa Murkowski, where does this segment leave Rove? (Exit answer: 12.)
Karl Rove would be wise to learn Reagan’s 11th commandment.
Rove: Already, a RINO SOB.
Rove... you’re washed up. Nobody wants you, nobody wants to listen to you. You’re a talking head full of nothing but garbage RINO politics.
Everyone thought this man was the paragon of political one-ups-manship, but he’s really just another “moderate” lapdog.
Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt.
I saw this last night and it sounded to me like Rove was whining about being called out for his comments. I think Rove should man up herself and stop acting like a misogynistic homo drama queen.
Sarah has much thicker skin than her suck ups fans.....
I like Sarah and trust her. I enjoy the program about Alaska and hope to watch all of them.It is a interesting place and there are other things than politics.
Karl Rove did more damage to the conservative movement and to the GOP brand amongst conservatives than any other living person. As far as I’m concerned he’s personna non grata and I switch the channel whenever he comes on.
Doesn’t sound like anyone his looking forward to his next appearance on the Rove News Channel.
Doesn’t sound like anyone is looking forward to his next appearance on the Rove News Channel.
Rove = who?
Yeah, I saw him on Hannity. Rove is the one who keeps this “I’m sorry if she took offense, but - hey - I’m an analyst” shtick going. He’s becoming more and more smarmy about it.
If anyone is whining, it’s Rove. And he’s sounding more and more like a 5 year old who isn’t getting his way.
I don’t know whether Sarah will win if she chooses to run in 2012, but I am 100% certain that Romney cannot win. Mitt’s negatives with patriotic Americans too strong. Mitt at the head of the ticket would drive down conservative voter turnout enough to hurt the entire country, which is a VERY bad thing. If we don’t take America back in the 2012 election, America is probably never coming back as a free country. At least not peacefully.
Rove is right
Where is the thicker skin around here?
If FR follow this path of political correctness (make no mistake... that is what Freepers are for in this instance) no one should say anything about anyone
Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life Rove.
Wait a minute. You speak of freedom of speech, and you use it, yet you would like to deny us our own freedom of speech? No one is saying Rove can’t say what he did—what we’re saying is, we don’t like it, and at least in my case, what he’s said leads me to question his judgment.
His judgement in what ? talking? People here want Rove to “shut up and go away”
Thats the problem with political correctness.... it never ends.
Stop whining about people criticizing you, Karl.
Rove is just jealous because Sarah looks better in women’s clothes than he does. He’s the kind of cross-dressing fag that can’t abide a good-looking woman getting the attention that he feels s/he her/himself deserves.
Rich to Karl: Personalities aside, I’m not really seeing how a candidate doing a travelogue about his or her state and an “up-close-and-personal” documentary about his or her family, in and of itself, is automatically unpresidential.
When Sarah did her, “Bless his heart” comment about Rove a while ago, it was game over.
Rove is a jerk. Never in his life would it ever have occurred to him to criticize a RINO. In fact, he was responsible for putting at least a dozen of them into the Senate.
He even backed Lincoln Chaffee. And Crist.
And he was the motive force who put Arnold in charge of California. How’d that work out? Total disaster. He not only finished the work that Gray Davis started, but he made it evident even to the California voters that a Republican could be counted on to do a lousy job.
Rove has always done everything he could to twist the Republican party to the left.
He blasted Murkowski a hell of a lot
Rove has gone from being a “magnificent b@$t@rd” to just a garden-variety “b@$t@rd.”
hoosierham to Karl Rove:shut up and sit down,your 15 minutes are over.
The sad thing is that FNC has “Pumpkin Head” on just about every night. The only people with larger heads than Karl Rove either march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade or are Minor League Baseball mascots.
Memo to Tokyo Rove:
Sod off Establishment Snob.
He certainly has.
I’ve pretty much given up on FNC...I’m getting carpal tunnel from using the remote every time this toadstool pops up...Beck is the only ‘Rove-free’ program left...
Rove, we gave you and your man 8 years. You squandered them. Now go away.
What does your alphabet soup TLC crap mean?
Rove did come out and say that Lisa Murkowski was “sad and sorry,” and could not win a write-in campaign. But, as far as I know, he didn’t say it when she started gaining. And he didn’t say it early, either, until he was pushed.
>>>Ive pretty much given up on FNC...
I did that in 2006. FNC is not conservative. They’re just not as overtly liberal as the rest of the lamestream media so they get a lot of crap.